Ask Amy: What is a Registration Hold?
I know students and families have many questions when they hear the words “registration hold” or come across it on a student’s record. So I have broken down the answers to the most common questions we hear, to help you decode our “BGSU lingo” and better assist your student.
What is a registration hold? A registration hold can be placed on a student’s account for many different reasons. These holds are primarily put in place because a student missed (and still needs to complete) an important deadline or due to a student's academic standing.
Below are a few of the most common holds and the message that is provided to a student when they see these holds on their account.
- COL = Past Due Balance | "Your account balance is past due and services have been temporarily suspended. If you are unable to pay the balance in full, please contact the Bursar's office at 419-372-2815."
- BPR = Financial Responsibility Agreement | "Follow the steps in your To Do List to complete the Financial Responsibility Agreement. If you have any questions, contact the Office of the Bursar at 419-372-2815."
- EDUC = College of Education & Human Development | "You must meet with your COLLEGE OFFICE advisor to discuss current academic standing before registering for classes. Contact Room 102 Education - 419-372-7372 for appointment."
- RROFC = Registration and Records | "Contact the Office of Registration and Records for additional Information at 419-372-8441."
How does a student check to see if they have a hold and what type of hold is on their account? It is important for students to check to see if they have a registration hold on their account before class registration opens. Step-by-step instructions on how to do this can be found on the Registration Checklist page.
What happens if a student has a registration hold on their account? Registration holds will prevent students from being able to register for classes. If your student has a hold placed on their record, they must determine the cause of the hold and then remedy the situation before being allowed to register for classes.
What should my student do if they have a registration hold? Following the same steps to check if there is a hold on their account, your student will be able to see what type of hold is on their account and what they need to do to have the hold removed.